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Once in a Blue Moon Bakery

Cary, North Carolina

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6 January 2020

A bit expensive (coming from Los Angeles with a lot of bakery options, so that might be the reason for this) specially the cakes. I remember paying around $25 or $30 for 8 or 10lb cakes in Glendale (California) and all of them were very unique and with a lot of colors and designs. Apart from that, everything is delicious and awesome. Love the ambience, parking options and order completion promptness. Will definitely visit again!! More...

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10 December 2019

Love everything about the bakery. Especially the great classes they provide to teach us some of there tricks of the trade.

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8 December 2019

This is my opinion everyone has one!1- lowest 5- highestParking-3Cookies-4Cakes-4-5 depending I do love the Blue Moon bakery tremendouslyThe people that work there are friendly and try their hardest to make your experience a great one. This day I was a little indecisive on the flavor of the cake I was going to choose. I ended up getting a vanilla and chocolate mix because my other plans for a cake didn't work.Both women who assisted me and we're very patient with me and I told them to help others until I chose the right one.The store has two different cases one for whole cakes and slices of cake. While the other had brownies, cookies, and cupcake oh my! Blue Moon also has a variety of beverages you can get with your pastry or lunch.If you need cookies for a holiday party Once Upon Blue Moon has you covered with gingerbread men and holiday cookies.If you get a cake they can add holiday sayings while you wait!I can't wait to go back and see more of the unique flavors they have. I know the orange cream or lemon cake is going to be my next purchase. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

26 November 2019

If you know anything about Blue Moon Bakery you know that they are famous for their amazing cakes. Not only for their huge selection for everyone's taste but for how impressive they look and taste. I can't tell you how many times I've taken one to a restaurant for a birthday celebration and how the wait staff even at the finest restaurants are so excited when I offer them a slice. Speaking of selection... You will be amazed at their selection of cheesecakes. The only problem is deciding on which one you want for your next dinner party or celebration. To appeal to everyone's taste I ordered their awesome New York cheesecake for Thanksgiving but I've had many others over the years and they are all decadent!You also need to try their pies, pastries and cookies. Their coconut macaroons are amazing as are there ginger molasses cookies. I went by last night and bought a half dozen of the ginger molasses and polished off two shortly after getting home. They are moist and chewy and flavorful on the inside and have almost a crispy sugary crust on the outside.Last but certainly not least are there loaf breads. Pumpkin apple, white chocolate raspberry, Dark Side of the Moon, turtle, orange blueberry, sour cream pound cake, etc. They are delicious and an amazing value. Perfect hostess gift, perfect thank you gift and of course perfect to enjoy for breakfast or dessert.I can't believe how many people I run into in Cary who still aren't familiar with this bakery located right in the heart of downtown Cary.If you haven't already placed your Thanksgiving order you're probably too late but you have plenty of time to place your order for your Christmas and New Year's celebration! More...

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25 November 2019

They made an adorable smash cake for my daughter's first birthday, she LOVED it!!

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12 November 2019

We loved working with Once in a Blue Moon Bakery. Mollie and the rest of the staff were very helpful and quick to reply to our questions. Our cake looked PERFECT and all the guests commented how great it tasted. We would recommend this bakery to anyone looking for great tasting wedding cake and a reliable, professional team to work with! More...

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11 November 2019

I've always wanted a special cake for my sons birthday and came across this bakery with excellent reviews-they are all true! 5 stars for the convenience, price and taste! I did everything over email. I emailed a pic of exactly what I wanted and they delivered. 50% deposit and paid the rest when it was ready for pick up. Since it was for a two year old party I ordered just a plain cake but it tasted very good. Highly recommend. More...

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28 October 2019

Simply delicious and Devine. Vanilla cake with hazelnut mousse in between the layers covered in a buttercream frosting.

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20 October 2019

The French Silk Pie is superb but everything else I have bought here is also wonderful!

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20 October 2019

I have always loved the cakes we got from Once in a Blue Moon! There are some of the best I have ever had. Today I took the Halloween Cakesicle class and LOVED it! !! Everything was amazing! Great teacher and I was so proud of my final project. I can’t wait until my next class. More...

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6 September 2019

Amazing cakes. Allergy best practices I can trust. White cake is spectacular. The cakes are beautiful for adults, but they sure decorated a darling captain marvel cake for my little girl. I've taken the kids in for cupcakes for years because of the true bakery style atmosphere and friendly service. There are lots of styles of bakeries and I enjoy others as well, but you simply can't beat this place if you're looking for a traditional quality bakery. More...

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3 August 2019

This place was so cute!!! We got a mint brownie, vanilla cupcake, and the star ranger cookie! They were so delicious and reasonably priced! Would definitely come back if were ever in Cary, NC again! More...

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1 August 2019

This place did an EXCEPTIONAL job on a cake for my wife!! I was looking for something a little different this year, and in working with their staff, we decided on a Louis Vuitton Purse Cake Design! ! Unreal. Needless to say, all our guests were blown away by how real it looked, and my wife had even thought I got her one for her birthday! Oh, and it was Gluten Free / Dairy Free to accommodate her allergies; it was DELICIOUS!I can't say enough about their service, quality, and assistance! More...

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20 July 2019

The Blue Moon bakery is amazing!  Told them I needed a cake to celebrate different occasions for three family members and they met and exceeded my expectations.

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18 July 2019

Some of the best lemon bars I've ever had!If you're looking for a great local bakery, this is the place.

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14 July 2019

I NEVER write reviews, but I feel like I need to for this bakery. I hosted a baby shower yesterday. I ordered a vanilla cake with strawberry mouse and buttercream icing. It was simply decorated, just like I wanted, but more importantly, IT WAS DELICIOUS! The strawberry mouse made the cake. You could tell it was freshly made with real strawberries. Everyone at the shower kept raving about how good it tasted and wanted to know where it came from. I will be getting all of my specialty cakes from here from now on. More...

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11 July 2019

My husband and I we’re married in January of this past year, and starting our wedding planning process I didn’t put much value in our cake. UNTIL I went to Once In a Blue Moon. Our experience with Blue Moon was a GAME CHANGER! For starters, the owner was the one who led our cake tasting and facilitated our entire experience. The whole process felt so personal. Sometimes when you work with a smaller mom/pop shop you’ll a lack of professionalism or timeliness but great service but NOT here. The professionalism was second to none from all our vendors and their responsiveness was impressive.

This is all without mentioning the cake! How good the cake was is STILL the most talked about thing among my family and it’s been 6 months.

We also has unique gluten allergy needs that Blue Moon accommodated. If you are looking for a gluten free cake of any kind, this is your place! When my husband and I went cake tasting here, neither of us could tell the difference between a gluten and gluten free cake.

Pricing wise I would say is more than fair. When we met to design our wedding cake my dream cake was outside the budget that we had set. I was really bummed because I had a vision for a wedding cake and didn’t see how that vision could come true. Between the design team and I we decided to come in again and figure something out. To my great surprise, the owner/designer help me narrow down the crucial pieces that made my dream cake perfect. As I described to her my vision she threw out a cake that was within our budget with the room to add some fun detailing. I decided to trust that team and leave it to the experts. On our WEDDING DAY, our photographer had snuck into our venue before hand and snapped a picture of our wedding cake. The results...unbelievable. The cake that was delivered and created for our wedding day blew every childhood dream OUT OF THE WATER. I could NOT begin to think up a more PERFECT cake!!

Once in a Blue Moon Bakery was the SIMPLEST and most stress-FREE part of our ENTIRE wedding process! Thank you guys so much for making my husband and I feel like the most important and special people.

Side note: We ordered a 3 tier vanilla cake with white butter cream frosting. Each tier has had 3 fillings, homemade chocolate ganache, homemade raspberry ganache (With real raspberry’s), and finally homemade chocolate and raspberry ganache combined. We provided a gluten free option with the same flavors but used sheet cake. Our cake fed 135 people with the perfect amount left over.

Blue Moon, we will be using you for decades of anniversaries, and all our special birthdays! Thank you!
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8 July 2019

I placed an order for my 30th birthday cake with this bakery and everything was perfect from communication, placing the order, payment, pick up, taste, etc. I sent a picture of what I wanted via email and received a quote in less then 24 hours. They were reasonable in price and the cake was absolutely beautiful and so so so good. I was a first time customer but it definitely wont be my last time. I'll be back! More...

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27 June 2019

We got our wedding cake through Once In A Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe, and we have nothing but praise!

First, the cake was absolutely amazing. We had a yellow cake with raspberry mousse and cream cheese frosting. This was a phenomenal cake! It was hard to stop eating!

Second, they were super easy to work with. I have a few unusual allergies, and they were able to easily work around them. They were able to get us in for a tasting in relatively short time. They delivered to our venue with absolutely no issue.

Third, they worked around our needs. We had an idea for what we wanted our wedding cake to look and taste like. We kept encountering bakeries that either had minimums above our actual needs or they had their own ideas for what a wedding cake should be. Once In A Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe made us feel important, heard, and appreciated!

Fourth, they have a service where we can get a small version of our cake made for our one-year anniversary so we don’t have to freeze a slice of our cake. Instead, we get a fresh cake that we already know is amazing!

Although we don’t have another wedding to order a cake, we will definitely be visiting the bakery and cafe in the near future. :)
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21 June 2019

Highly recommend this bakery!  Delicious cakes and beautiful art!

Reviewed on Yelp

7 June 2019

Cookies!!!! Incredible bakery and a great place to sit and relax with fun art around the room and easy to park in fromt

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13 May 2019

I got an excellent birthday cake here!  It was a round strawberries and cream, and I added some decorations myself (edible butterflies) for the "best cake ever".  Their cookies are very good too.

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12 May 2019

I cannot say enough about this bakery. This graduation cake was pure heaven!!  It was carrot cake and honestly, I've never been a fan but my goodness, this carrot cake was to die for. The entire family is grateful to Once In A Blue Moon for the artistry but more importantly, the love they put into this masterpiece. Unfortunately, I'm not a local but my local NC family will certainly be ordering and buying their bakery goods from this establishment. Thank you again for everything.  You made graduation much sweeter!!! More...

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25 April 2019

I have ordered cakes from blue moon a few times, mostly for birthdays and anniversaries, and it never disappoints! My husband got an assortment of brownies and cupcakes for my birthday and they were all incredible. I'm a huge chocolate fan and my favorites were the triple chocolate brownie and the peanut butter brownie. More...

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24 April 2019

Their cake decorators do a heck of a job! Talked to them about some kinda far out stuff for my son's birthday cake.  What I got was beyond expectations!

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14 April 2019

I was craving something sweet after a delicious meal at Kababish, so stopped in here 30 minutes before closing. They had a great selection of baked good - cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cakes (whole or by the slice), among others. I went with a slice of the lemon cake. It was huge, under $4 and delicious! I'll be back more than once in a blue moon :) More...

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11 April 2019

They can make the Starlite Strawberry cake in gluten free!!!

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1 April 2019

The tasting was perfect for me and my husband to try all the flavors- and it was free. We ended up ordering it that same day during our first cake tasting. The cake is so good and they have so many different fillings and icings. Once we ordered and paid for it, we didn't have to worry about anything else. They delivered it on the wedding day and I didn't hear anything else from them. Which seriously took a load off my plate! Very nice people, delicious cake, beautiful and we can't wait for our one year to get a free anniversary cake! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

13 March 2019

Cake was delicious and beautiful. No worries about delivery or needs. Very sastified customer

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11 March 2019

I order all my cakes from Once in a Blue Moon for 20+ yrs (started with first owner). I have tried nearly every flavor of cake, but my favorites are: Margarita, Pineapple, Razzmatazz, Strawberry, Dreamsicle, Frangelico, and Coconut.

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25 February 2019

Everything! The blueberry pie is simply the best❤️ and their red velvet cake stole my heart!

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12 February 2019

Got the far out frangelico. I like the cake and cream filling but the chocolate ganache is too sweet for my taste. I'll definitely try a different one in the future.

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31 January 2019

Reasonably priced and adorable unicorn cake! White cake was yummy but the carrot cake cupcakes were a bit "hearty" for us. Tip: If you order custom cupcakes I guess you have to ask for a larger frosting tip because the ones I got did not look like the ones in the display. More...

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7 December 2018

Ordered a vegan chocolate birthday cake w/ vanilla icing from Once in a Blue Moon and it was absolutely delicious. Very well baked, tasty, great texture, professional touches in the decoration -- my expectations were exceeded! I'm so glad that there is a local bakery that offers vegan options and makes them just as special as their regular options. Maybe they'll even offer more vegan flavors soon :). Also, it was easy placing my order and picking it up. Highly recommend Once in a Blue Moon! More...

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29 November 2018

WOW! I had them make a custom cake for an American Horror Story themed birthday party and it was absolutely perfect!The party was for the third season AHS:Coven and I wanted to have a cake to that looked like the black and White House shown throughout the season. I absolutely do not like fondant and in my own personal experience-it had been difficult to find a bakery that would make a non-fondant cake. Side story: I actually contacted another bakery months before who flat out refused to not put fondant on my cake and convinced me to come try the marshmallow fondant that I told them I specifically I did not like. So I set out on a new search and ended up finding once in a blue moon. I contacted them by email and they responded promptly and gave me a quote and size information right away which was very appreciative. After going over the details, I ended up changing the design to a smaller cake from their suggestion and it ended up being the perfect size and very affordable price than my original design. I was appreciative they worked within my budget and still created a very beautiful and impressive cake. On the pick up day-They completely exceeded my expectations! Customer service was excellent, the shop was cute and they had several cakes, cupcakes, and breads to choose from inside. My cake was ready immediately and they showed me how it looked right there to make sure it was everything I wanted. The cake tasted even better. It was not overly sweet  and the cake was moist (I choose amaretto cake with vanilla buttercream filling and icing)This will definitely be my go to cake place from now on. I added a few pictures I took from the party below so you can see just how nice the cake looked! More...

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27 October 2018

They did a great job with our cupcakes for our wedding! We went in for a tasting and knew we wanted to work with Blue Moon Bakery. Their staff was super friendly and didn’t rush us in deciding. The cupcakes were so good!

We also did a ‘Simpsons’ Groomsmen cake. I showed them what we were envisioning, and they were able to create such a beautiful and fun cake that really added an extra special touch to our wedding
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27 October 2018

I can't even begin to say how ecstatic I am about the piece of art the women at Once In A Blue Moon created.  I called on a Monday to have the cake ready for Saturday and they delivered above and beyond! !  I discussed what flavor and style of cake and asked for a Stranger Things cake that focused on Eleven as my daughter is turning 11. The staff was really excited for this project as they are all fans of the series.  I sent a couple of ideas over and let them have fun with it.  When I came to pick it up and saw the masterpiece, I was completely floored.   If you need a theme cake, go here. You'll never go wrong.  Have a look at the photos.  AMAZING!!!!!  Thank you SOOOO much ladies!!  My daughter is going to be so happy. More...

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21 October 2018

I met Lily at Blue Moon to create my wedding cake design. Lily is very personable and great to work with. I showed her a couple of pinterest pictures of cakes I loved and she created a beautiful cake and it was delicious! She made sure to customize the cake how I wanted. Blue Moon did a great job and I definitely would recommend them. More...

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21 October 2018

Thank you for the amazing cake for my daughters 10th Birthday! It was amazing and so good!

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3 October 2018

So yummy! If possible, it tastes better than it looks. $$$ middle was chocolate mousse! I highly recommend it!

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1 October 2018

Once In A Blue Moon Bakery was so easy to work with! We enjoyed the tasting and the staff was very accommodating. We ended up getting a 6" cake to cut/eat & then did cupcakes for everyone else. They were a huge hit.

Reviewed on WeddingWire

1 October 2018

I have had several of their cakes for birthdays at work so I decided to order one for my wife's birthday. The online ordering was easy. I chose my custom selections, received the e-mail confirmation, and picked up our cake. Just as I expected, it was phenomenal. The presentation, the flavor, everything was what you want. I don't think my family will ever want a cake from anywhere else. I also grabbed a few cookies while I was there and those also did not disappoint. This place is amazing. The quality of their products is impeccable. More...

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9 September 2018

The staff was very friendly. The cake was amazing. It was moist and the decoration was exactly what we asked for! We definitely be going back for my cake needs!

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13 August 2018

Ordered a unicorn cake for my daughters 7th birthday. They were very responsive and helpful via email and the cake turned out beautiful and delicious. The strawberry mousse in between the layers was divine! Thank you! More...

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9 August 2018

Have only had cafe food here so far.  Chicken salad was way overdressed and the sandwich dripped the whole time I was eating it.  Flavor was good though.  It was bustling in the middle of the afternoon and they were very prompt and attentive.  People would charge out of the back from whatever they were doing to make sure we were all being helped and that was awesome to see.  Very friendly and helpful staff.  I will have to try some sweet treats here soon and update my review.  Overall I'd say I'm a fan of this little gem!! More...

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19 July 2018

My husband couldn't come with me to our cake tasting, so he tasted it for the first time when I shoved it into his face at the reception. His response: "That is some damn good cake!" I had half a dozen guests come up to me and say that they don't like cake, but our wedding cake was delicious. Our cake was a yellow cake with mandarin orange mousse and vanilla buttercream frosting. It tasted great and looked just perfect. Highly recommend!
Photo credit goes to Kelsey Nelson Photography - you should hire her, too! The flowers were provided by our amazing, amazing florist, The Flower Cupboard.
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